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we need to move. the ball with. cameroon is hit by divisions rooted in its colonial past as fears grow of civil war in the african nation. from. the g. 7 summit of leading economies. america's strictest law regulating the use of force by officers making the rest follows a study showing that police brutality is the 6th most common cause of death among young men in the united states.
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lives here. with your team. but you french speaking state life sentences the 10 leaders from an english speaking breakaway region activists are warning the move will impede efforts to end the bloody conflicts i mean accusations of serious human rights abuses. unlawful killing sinews of excessive force by government forces during security operations have been rife since the crisis started security forces seem to have little fear of what will happen as they commit brazen crimes against civilians.
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nearly half of all the schools closed across the region juta attacks threats of attack and increasing violence are located in the northwest in southwest cameroon 4437 schools there closed as of june 29th seen pushing more than 609000 children out of school. the current armed conflict began after a military crackdown on protests in cameroon 2 english speaking regions however the roots of the crisis also live further back in the country's colonial past charlotte explains. cameron is a mixture of the new phone and francophone communities english speakers make up around about a 5th of the population and they mainly concentrated into western areas of the country the tipping point came in 2016 when i looked and said that they finally had enough what they believed was discriminatory practices against that community that was after the government imposed french speaking teachers and lawyers in schools
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and the poor in areas protests in sewage off to it but they were cracked down on by the security services under the leaders were arrested sparking further arrest poor chant death kidnapped on the burning of settlements have a rapid parts of the country many have fled and in the last year there's been a 30 percent increase in the number of people who need 8 humanitarian needs and cameroon has never been greater in the south west northwest in particular we have witnessed the emergence of a new crisis characterized by numerous abuses and violations of human rights but all of these problems have roots that reach far into cameron's past a former german colony fronts in the u.k. were given the mandate to look after the area following the 1st world war then in the 1960 s. france and the british finally gave the territories that independence to former colonies which had been ruled in very different ways became a single state that haven't quite got the origin of it is losing
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ground and. the global powers are aware of it but there is no real effort to want to. shout over this stuff that comes to this independent country and should be. no more from my to keep close tabs on it. to be honest. with you there was collusion between the government. the french government to ensure that. and. remain in the country. in. that situation. i think. the. country. whether it's. as the world what she is what some already describing as
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a simple war in central africa is cameroon is becoming more entrenched the issue may lie in the country's colo past but it's today's citizens who are suffering the consequences. the g. 7 summit of leading economies is underway in the southwest and france but not everyone is pleased that the gathering thousands of protesters have staged a rally in the region. the crowd marched through the french town of baiji and with police on standby with water cannons and tear gas another 7 ronnie happen elsewhere in the region with thousands of protesters carrying flags and pictures of the group's leaders they called out the economic and environmental policies of the block some demonstrators made clear their discontent with the global capitalist system. we're here to fight against this capitalist system that leads to so much destruction in so many levels
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. but only time here to fight against this capitalist rule the world to say we've had enough of the situation that's leading us to total destruction as a species as a culture and to the destruction of human rights. when while the annual gathering of the world leaders has been described by the european council president as a difficult test of unity and solidarity the french president said the climate crisis and economic challenges would dominate the talks ahead of the summit and i know mark also highlighted the need to reform the current international order. this model has come to hold because democracy has degraded because capitalism has degraded and gone mad because we are producing inequalities that we no longer know how to regulate political analyst in a column in coverage doesn't believe that you 7 countries can change the current international order. that's a bit surprising i'd say that's about the scary part of his sentence what order is
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he talking about today we don't have catalysts that we have a world order but the world doesn't have a catalyst order and the world doesn't want this capitalist order not all the world in any case so if he didn't really mention what he wanted and what he was thinking about of course this makes no sense if the g. 7 is going to discuss nor heard of either only capitalist countries also concerning the economy and the degree the move what michael called about democracy being degraded i think these are internal problems and this is not just a pretty international problem it can be an international problem but how credible are these g 7 members talking about democracy degrading if their own democracies on a whole are very are are and difficulties now look at the yellow best there are still demonstration demonstrations today again in france so how credible can rock be speaking about reviewing the novel length seeing a better democracies if you can settle the democratic problem in his own country. wildfires raging in the amazon rain forest are also high on the agenda as the g 7
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leaders meet at their summit in the face of a global outcry brazil's president has ordered the military to help protect the area france and ireland so they would not ratify a massive trade deal with south american nations unless brazil does more to fight the crisis huge plumes of smoke can be seen billowing from the fires with areas of forest burning out of control at one point this week the smoke was so dense that the city of san paolo was plunged into darkness for an entire day this year is in a record number of fires in the amazon rain forest over in bolivia the or thirty's are also trying to help tackle the issue they've deployed a firefighting boeing 707 supertanker. police were tireless he is the 6th most common cause of death among young men in the united states that's according to a recent study that comes as california's governor signed a new law limiting the use of force by police officers when making arrests of as we'll only be able to use lethal force if they believe there's an immediate threat
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of death or injury and you're also makes it easier to prosecute police officers who abuse their power they could face criminal charges civil liability or disciplinary action but more details here is just the warning to view as the following report does contain some distressing images. the killing of unarmed african americans at the hands of law enforcement has been an issue that dominated headlines in the united states for years names like michael brown eric garner and tamir rice bring back memories of mass protest movements and rising anger from the black community and concerned citizens. be a part of. the latest statistics reveal just how systemic the problem of police violence could be police for this is the leading cause of death for young men in the united states
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over the lot of course about one in every 1000 black men can expect to be killed by police risk of being killed by police peaks between the age of 20 years and 35 years for men and women and for all racial and ethnic groups in fact dying at the hands of law enforcement is the 6th leading cause of death think about it american police officers take more young lives than diabetes influenza and most diseases only car accidents suicide homicide heart disease and cancer kill more young americans than police officers it's almost like interactions with the police or becoming a public health crisis or a drug epidemic the start of the reinforces calls to treat police violence as a public health issue racially unequal exposure to the risk of seat violence has profound consequences for public health democracy and racial stratification of course police authorities maintain that they do everything in their power to exercise restraint take the case of tony a 32 year old living in dallas texas he called the police himself to say that he
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was off his medication for schizophrenia and then he needed help after the police arrived responding to his own call they restrained him they laughed at his pleas and he eventually stopped breathing. whoa. whoa hold on the only thing that i know nothing about rolled and rolled out of the code only 3 lunatics got. in new york city the subways and billboards warn the public about dangerous diseases like diabetes there was even a controversial subway ad campaign warning about the results of teen pregnancy so with police being the 6th leading cause of death for young men in the united states should a similar public awareness campaign be waged we decided to ask people here in new york city i don't thing that would help i thing with proper training would help maybe you know train these police like to understand how to take care of lives you know that's what is needed i think more. a more useful public service announcement
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would probably be about advocating for knowing all your rights and knowing how to talk to police in an encounter knowing that it's legal to record it record them doing their job in all states those kind of public service announcements might might be more useful in my book she with or with people being killed at the hands of police officers in the usa yeah i think it's 5050 to be honest even playing 5050 meaning like place officers pass away as well as perpetrators and that's just a shame that's our society the us public seems pretty aware that the country has a problem with police violence these statistics weren't really shocking to the people we spoke to they will pop and r.t. new york you also spoke to a former police officer dominic is a he says there is a need for broader cooperation between the public and the police. one of the things that these studies which are constantly putting out they don't take into consideration is you'll never seen you'll never see the level of resistance that the subject of the police used force with initiated or dardar or just acted with
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you never see the level of impairment you never see the crime that was at hand there are countless contributing factors that are never put into play in these studies and these studies simply come out with gender race and then survival rate deal with law enforcement and the onus on that responsibility is always put at the feet of law enforcement ness not responsible but i would also like to see the public more held accountable i'm all for the demands of law enforcement being more ruthless it is a job that requires a more critical eye and a more critical watch but you have to have the public being willing to do their fair share too because saurabh appeals odd 7 principle 9 principles of policing is the police of the public in the public or the police so therefore are part of the same cohesive unit and they have to work together. russia's new unmanned soyuz spacecraft carrying the country's 1st humanoid robot failed to dock at the international space station on saturday morning according the
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russian space agency the robots nicknamed phil that is the thing ok the engineers believe a fold in the will to my sick rendezvous system is to blame for the failure a 2nd attempt is expected on tuesday in the meantime the capsule will fly further out into space keeping a safe distance from the eye assessing the show that is you to spend 10 days at the station learning to assist the crew in hong kong such as more violent clashes between protesters and police in the latest round of ongoing demonstrations and more still to come. chose seemed wrong. when old rules just don't. let me. get to shape out just because get educated and engaged with equals betrayal.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. this is the poseidon adventure mixed with the titanic in one. last saw sinking of the global economy right now we've got donald trump starring with the ghost of paul newman on the bridge of the titanic watching as they engineer. losses failure of the global economy.
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international let's take a quick look at what's happening across the world right now in hong kong mass demonstrations of turn violent once again we're just threw bricks and petrol bombs at police who responded with tear gas so those clashes are one of the many that have happened in the last 12 weeks since the protests 1st erupted and then with tear gas police responded with rubber bullets and batons the protest movement began over draft legislation allowing the extradition of suspects to mainland china if since though broaden to other political issues and chinese ministry foreign ministry spokesperson this week stressed the government would the system. to restore order in accordance with the law. meanwhile in afghanistan there have been a series of suicide bomb attacks in the background district a convoy of foreign forces was targeted no casualties they were reported another attack in the western house province on friday killed 5 including a former regional chief one assault in the pharmacy district left the commander of
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local pro-government forces among the dead no group has claimed responsibility for the violence. in the south korean capital seoul protesters called for a boycott of japan and summit escalating tensions between the 2 countries people held candid. and signs while others address the crowds from the stage earlier this week south korea and outs that would scrap the military intelligence sharing agreement with japan following trade disputes the 2 countries have been embroiled in what. former white house press secretary sara saunders has announced tuesday morning fox news known for its pro trump coverage. excited to during fox news is a contributor looking forward to being with a fox in france team for may 1st hear it on september 6th how should acts white house officials be treated when they spend months misleading the public then seek positions of fame and privilege that's all there from the top by a president who lies even about the weather in the time of day that i think is why
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this does deserve outrage and backlash meanwhile at the opposite end of the political spectrum former deputy f.b.i. director andrew mccabe joined the ranks of the news outlets least liked by trump c.n.n. his appointment also drew criticism as mckay was fired for leaking information to the media then lying about it at least 4 times including under oath. the guy who department of justice inspector general found committed federal crimes and is a serial liar could work soon and live to see the commitment to serious journalism i'm jim a cape fired for lying to the f.b.i. caught by the inspector general for an authorized media leaks and worst of all one of the ringleaders in spreading the disastrous rushing collusion conspiracy theory his reward a paid c.n.n. contract comical andrew mckinney and c.n.n. are truly a match made in fake news heaven saunders is now the 3rd white house official to join fox following a stint in the trumpet ministration while obama era politicians from
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a former director of national intelligence to ex white house communications officials are enjoying being pundits on c.n.n. political commentator dave perkins thinks for politicians joining parties on the media outlets is a bad idea. i think it's a bad development for media that more and more political people are winding up in front of the cameras it's just not good news media is changing from the watchdog of government for the branch to as they are called to a member of government a participant of government moreover a member largely on one side and against the other and when the media participates politically mostly on one side the public doesn't demand for them to stop it the public demands for other media to participate on the other side to balance them out because it's unfair because of all this easy motion between government and media it should not be allowed to happen but i'm not sure there's a way to stop it because i don't want government to be in charge of who gets what
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job either i'd rather it be free and people just know what it is they're seeing and who they're listening to when they get their information from the media better to know transparency is better than government supervision but i still don't like the direction that it's going. across russia people a set of rights in the country's national flag day well then 100000 attended a concert rally in central moscow dedicated to the holiday including donald cotton . i'm in the middle of moscow right now where there's a huge festival going on as you can see behind me for russia's national flag day earlier on we saw a giant flash mob with thousands of people and you can just tell the atmosphere is very positive people are having a great time it was actually also a record breaking number of blacks here today over 2000 in fact taken from across the russian federation by over a 1000 young guards of the flight based off of that you can probably guess that there are also festivals going on across the russian federation let's take
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a look at what's going on elsewhere. now the tricolor russian flag itself has been through a lot over hundreds of years the tricolor flag itself was made during the russian empire only adopted years later by tsar alexander the 3rd during the soviet union the flag was changed for the hammer and sickle over a red background and again to the 991 after the fall of the soviet union we actually talked to a lot of russians here about what the flag means to them and why this holiday so important. to them when you might we simply couldn't soon the sidelines of it all
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that's why me and my friends came from our town this commemorative day to be closer to our homeland the year we came here to sure he sung the heart of our homeland our flag just listen to this of him shows how greed our country use our ability to gather under a single flaco whole region unsure how big and friendly russia. people have been handing out these buttons all day you can see on my suit jacket celebrating 350 years of the flag c i even got my russian flag painted on. my face earlier today when i wasn't paying attention and the festivities aren't going to stop anytime soon or later today there's a concert scheduled were many many people will be on even in moscow and across the rest of russia there's going to be festivities for russians of all ages to attend one till the end of the week. one of our mental campaign a group of phone book is on the way to the u.n. climate summit in new york she's chosen load to sail on a 0 emission boat instead of using
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a plane to haul out the impact of aviation on the environment some people though claim she's doing more harm than good. people were using airplanes to get the ship back to europe. is going to fly because well. in fact.
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the u.s. . still avoiding the fact. to bring it back. normal which makes your journey. to the south of the syrian capital damascus israel strikes. on the ground military saying it intercepted several hostile targets for the last few minutes. we're going on the ground. with all the latest.
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what politicians do. they put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be president and you. want to. have to go right to be press for survival before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the water using that. question. you know world of big partisan movies a lot and conspiracy it's time to wade to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical
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thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. why paradise with some around turned into a round the experimentation field but agricultural chemicals we know that these chemicals have consequences they are major irritant there's no question otherwise why would that the chemical company workers themselves be geared up and suited up locals attempt to combat the on regulated experiments that often in day you have many of these people who have one foot into the biotech pharma and the other foot in the government regulatory bodies this kind of collusion is reprehensible while the battle goes on the chemicals continue to poison hawaii and its people so one has to ask the question whether there is a form of environmental racism going on in hawaii whether these companies feel they
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can get away with this because the people have less political power. and you're watching going underground while we're away we're going to be showing some of your favorite episodes of this season coming up in this show the price of everything in the value of nothing is the u.k. had for a downturn one of the world's greatest economists money on them as a quarter accuses the city big multinational tech companies of the rise trump threatens further sanctions on cuba revolutionary cuban dance in the spirit of fidel and jay is portrayed in a new film about a ballet dancer called us a call stop by bafta win a paul levity an award winning director and i dreamed of a room. and a song of revolution from award winning singer songwriter natty that's all coming
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up in today's going underground the 1st image bricks that chaos the u.k. releases g.d.p. estimates in 48 hours but will politicians in the media be reading the figures upside down is g.d.p. really a measure of the success or failure of a society from a cause your culture has in the usa to corbett in britain the ideas of moxon socialism originating explosive debate from congress to the house of commons about what is truly valuable when it comes to human happiness joining me now is world renowned economist professor mary on them as a college or university college london and founder of the u.c.l.a. institute for innovation and public purpose a new paperback is the value of everything making and taking in the global economy welcome to the show marianna why apart from say jeremy corbyn is the every little skepticism about the value in the 1st place in modern society which is the main issue on the front of the book so the word value has become a very fuzzy kind of flaky word that you know anyone can use you can call yourself a wealth creator lloyd blankfein the c.e.o. of goldman sachs one year after the crisis said that goldman sachs workers were the
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most productive in the world we have economists used to really debate a contest that word there is different theories of value. and actually 1st we debated value and then that turned into a theory of price today we have basically an approach to the economy which is all about prices supply and demand curves that determines price and that determines what we value so the logic actually got reversed think of it the chains shareholder value shared value and goldman sachs calling goldman sachs workers the most valuable but what does that actually mean and so when we don't actually have a way to distinguish value creation from value extraction it becomes much easier just to throw the word around in fact the reason i wrote the book believe it or not is that in the 2015 election when the labor party lost the analysis by labor members themselves by leaders in the labor party the next day was we lost because we didn't embrace the wealth creators the value creators and by that they meant business and i thought to myself how can it be that we've gotten to the point where even the labor party which is about work labor doesn't you know doesn't actually
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have a narrative a way to talk about values collectively created and they confuse the word wealth creation with business because in the book you talk about lloyd blankfein fully of goldman sachs saying value or productiveness comes from organizations like goldman sachs it's like we're always told the city of london is a little wall street you know it's creates value yeah what do you know what's interesting is that up until the 1970 s. the financial sector wasn't even included in g.d.p. it was actually seen as just a transfer of existing value from one place to another kind of like you would include social security payments is just a transfer and before that in fact the way we would talk about finance was also in terms of rent so the classical economist talked about in terms of unearned income it literally just moving stuff around which of course isn't.


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